Programme information

Programm of the VDZ congress 2018

The International VDZ Congress 2018 will take place on 26 - 28 September 2018 in Duesseldorf. The congress includes a keynote session and technical sessions you are invited to attend:

Opening Keynote Session

The Cement Plant of the Future - Innovation and Technical Trends in Cement ProductionAlbert Scheuer                  HeidelbergCement   
Technical Trends and Innovation in the Construction SectorJerome StublerVINCI
Concrete and its Digital Fabrication    Robert FlattETH Zürich
The Cement Industry on the Way to a Low Carbon FutureMartin SchneiderVDZ

Technical Sessions

Digital Measures and Projects
Sustainability and Climate Change
Environmental Protection Measures
Grinding Technology
Burning Technology
Cement and Concrete

Confirmed Presentations and Speakers

Big Data Analysis in the Cement IndustryFokion TasoulasTITAN Cement Group
Industrial Internet of Things - A Roller Mill Solution as an ExampleGeorg Locherthyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions
Digitalization – Leverage Operational Efficiency in Cement IndustryÖmer Oydasik / Zeng YunSiemens
How to Approach Data Evaluation in the Cement Industry SystematicallyPhilipp Fleiger / Martin SchneiderVDZ
Calix Process CO2 Separation Technology and the LEILAC ProjectPhil HodgsonCalix
Verifying the Potential of Integrated Calcium Looping for Low-CO2 CementStefano ConsonniPolitecnico di Milano
Conversion of CO2 - A Techno-economic AssessmentRemi ChauvyUniversité de Mons (UMONS)
Low Carbon Energy and Feedstock for the European Chemical IndustryKurt WagemannDECHEMA
CO2 Emission Reduction by Using CO2 from the Cement Industry: Myths and FactsCarlos AbanadesConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
NOx Abatement in the German Cement IndustryBernd HaegermannHeidelbergCement
SCR High Dust Technology Rüdiger MatheisDyckerhoff
The Research Progress on NH3-SCR Technology and its Application in ChinaWang LanChina Building Materials Academy CBMA
Emissions Reduction by Means of Efficent Combination of DeCONOx, Xmercury and Sludge Drying SystemsJürgen Thormann, Richard Morris Schwenk Zement
Mercury Balances in the Cement IndustryStefan SchäferVDZ
Trends in Grinding Technologies (Report from VDZ's Working Group "Grinding Technology")Michael Müller-PfeifferDyckerhoff
Wide Range of Applications – Operational Results of MVR MillsCaroline WoywadtGebr. Pfeiffer
100,000 Operating Hours of a HPGR for Cement GrindingHendrik LeopoldLafargeHolcim
Operating Experiences with an Argo MillPrzemyslaw BochenCRH Rohožnik
Cement Quality Optimization in VRM Grinding PlantsMartin ReformatBauhaus-Universität Weimar
Separate (Ultra-) Fine-Grinding of CementKevin TreiberVDZ
Max Captive Power and Clinker ProductionAlbrecht WolterTU Clausthal
Waste Heat Power Generation - From Concept to OperationCristian Voinitchi, Michael PrincipatoHeidelbergCement
Investigations on Alternative Fuel Combustion at the Main FiringNils BodendiekVDZ
Drying High Moisture RDF at SouselasFrancisco LeitãoCimpor
Capacity Boost and Energy Savings – With Counter Current Heat Exchanging CycloneMads Nielsen, Anders Skærlund PetersenFLSmidth
LC3 - Limestone and Calcined Clay ConcreteKaren ScrivenerÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
CSA Cement in ChinaSui TongboSinoma
Progress in the Development of Ternocem, a Belite Yeélimite CementWolfgang DienemannHeidelbergCement
Recarbonation of Concrete - Climate Benefit and Environmental IssuesJesper DamtoftAalborg Portland
Solidia TechnologiesVincent MeyerLafargeHolcim
Performance-based Specifications for ConcreteChristoph MüllerVDZ

The VDZ Congress 2018 starts on 26 September 2018 at noon and ends on 28 September 2018 at 1.00 p.m. The programme is under development and subject to changes and amendments.


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Participant information

Please note that the VDZ Congress 2018 starts on 26 September 2018 at noon and ends on 28 September 2018 at 1.00 p.m. The program ist still under deve-lopment and subject to changes and amendments.